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Old 02-25-2013, 06:40 PM   #106
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Not really my style to ask, but I would be very interested in finding out how much this conversion cost's? Feel free to PM me if you would rather not share on the public forum.

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Many people are probably asking the same question. If you were to call the Beemer Shop you would get a quote for the conversion. For me, with labor, it was just over $1700, which is about half of what the Ohlin's shocks cost alone. One advantage I could see for going with the Ohlin's option is the stockers are removed and left complete. You could try to resell them to recoup some of the Ohlin's investment, or to put it back to stock if you ever wanted to sell the bike.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #107
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Added some of the other farkles and accessories I had previously purchased... I still have the Steibel horn, both headlight HID conversions, and the stock fog lights HID conversions to do... it's always something, eh?...

Maier Rear Splash Guard to protect my new Wilbur's WESA converted rear shock... (but I forgot to photograph it... doh!)

Pillion rack plate purchased from another inmate...



Carbon Fiber Tank Protector from ZTechnik...



Carbon Fiber Fuel Cap Trim from ZTechnik...



Windscreen LeverAction Kit from ZTechnik...



Mirror Extenders from ZTechnik...



BMW Tinted GSA Windscreen purchased from another inmate...



Black Reflective EnduroMan ADV sticker from advrider.com...

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #108
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Let the farkle-a-zation begin...

The tool box installed behind the right pannier frame...





The right pannier installed next to the tool box...

Toolbox... or gun box...
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:59 PM   #109
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Toolbox... or gun box...
I guess that would make a great place to "store" a gun for transport, but hard to get to in an emergency (like a bear in Alaska emergency...) I wonder if the Canadian border crossing would even look there for a gun...
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #110
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I guess that would make a great place to "store" a gun for transport, but hard to get to in an emergency (like a bear in Alaska emergency...) I wonder if the Canadian border crossing would even look there for a gun...
I did Alaska last summer... You won't need a gun while on your bike. We saw a few browns and lots of blacks... you'll blow right past them.

If you camp... just don't be smellin' like steak ..
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #111
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I did Alaska last summer... You won't need a gun while on your bike. We saw a few browns and lots of blacks... you'll blow right past them.

If you camp... just don't be smellin' like steak ..
Or make sure you can outrun your camping partner.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #112
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Or make sure you can outrun your camping partner.
That was always my motto when I was scuba diving... I don't have to out swim the shark, just my diving buddy...
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #113
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I did Alaska last summer... You won't need a gun while on your bike. We saw a few browns and lots of blacks... you'll blow right past them.

If you camp... just don't be smellin' like steak ..
Cool, glad to know... I'll be heading up in May, not sure how long I'll be staying, but for at least 3 weeks on the road... I'm between jobs right now (read: semi-retired until the money runs out...) so I may stay another whole month...
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #114
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I did Alaska last summer... You won't need a gun while on your bike. We saw a few browns and lots of blacks... you'll blow right past them.

If you camp... just don't be smellin' like steak ..
But...if you decide to CAMP at Teklanika River Campground at DENALI NATIONAL PARK...you'll get to...you'll have to...you're MANDATORILY OBLIGATED to... watch a 30-minute video about "Camping with Bears"...yeah there are 2,000 grizzlies at Denali.
(in all fairness..DNP is slightly larger than the State of Massachusetts).

I was told NOBODY has ever been killed by a Griz in DNP!

We were stopped on one of the visitor buses well within the park and a GRIZZLY jumped out from behind a bush onto the road and walked down the entire length of the bus. Driver never saw it until he jumped. Then...100 yards further down the road...2 hikers...yes we advised them about Mr. Griz and they decided to 'take the bus'.

Vaguely remember something about 100 yard equilateral triangle points
...CAMP at one point
...STORE FOOD at one point
...COOK at one point.

NEVER have all 3 at the same point.

OK...so I guess that I was paying a little attention.

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:34 PM   #115
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But...if you decide to CAMP at Teklanika River Campground at DENALI NATIONAL PARK...you'll get to...you'll have to...you're MANDATORILY OBLIGATED to... watch a 30-minute video about "Camping with Bears"...yeah there are 2,000 grizzlies at Denali.

I was told NOBODY has ever been killed by a Griz in DNP!

We were stopped on one of the visitor buses well within the park and a GRIZZLY jumped out from behind a bush onto the road and walked down the entire length of the bus. Driver never saw it until he jumped. Then...100 yards further down the road...2 hikers...yes we advised them about Mr. Griz and they decided to 'take the bus'.

Vaguely remember something about 100 yard equilateral triangle points
...CAMP at one point
...STORE FOOD at one point
...COOK at one point.

NEVER have all 3 at the same point.

OK...so I guess that I was paying a little attention.
Thanks for the information, and I had previously read about the separation required to prevent issues, so that shouldn't be much of an issue... as for carrying a gun on my bike, I don't even own one, nor am I in the market for one...

I'm itch'n to go now, but I know it is too cold yet up there...
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Toolbox... or gun box...
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #117
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Thanks for the information, and I had previously read about the separation required to prevent issues, so that shouldn't be much of an issue... as for carrying a gun on my bike, I don't even own one, nor am I in the market for one...

I'm itch'n to go now, but I know it is too cold yet up there...
Will you leave your avatar behind when you go??
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Will you leave your avatar behind when you go??
no way... she is riding with me so I can stay, er, focused while riding, yeah, that's it... focused...

oh, and for the ride report and photos I'll be posting too...
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #119
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Hey man, love your post. AND your avatar. Not your sister, I assume??

Your bike looks cool. Keep away from big brown bears. They are scary. But magnificent animals.

And only carry tools in your neat aluminum tool bag. The world does not need more guns.

Rubber side down!!

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #120
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added some new farkles...

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I reinstalled the original final drive guard I got from Wunderlich too...



Went from the Sargent seat...



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